Ahem, brakes:z31maniac said:Would you guys explain why radial mount brakes and inverted forks are better than say how its done on the '04. I missed the memo.
they reduce "unsprung" weight. IOW less weight attached to the wheel. As for the radial mounted brakes, i don't know a damn thing eitherloki1313 said:i thought USD forks reduced weight?
and i also thought the radial mount forks had more to do with the c=fact they were mounted to where the bolts are mounted on a radius thats concurent with the brake rotor. but i may not know a dam thing
the bikes with inverted forks (r1s and the new 05 r6s have a more dramatic front fender that has "wings" that shield the exposed part of the fork tubes. while it cannot possibly protect it from everything, it should help keep the seals in tact.Thanks for that one. It seems like USD forks would also wear the seals out faster and get more stuff in the oil because the sliding part is more exposed and closer to stuff coming up from the road
That website is wrong and I explained why in my original post. Believe what you want, it doesn't really matter to me, it's not like I'm going to come to your house with a pair of forks and a liberty scale and SHOW you the difference.r6boater said:
Let's just agree to disagree and fugetaboutit. :cheersr6boater said:I don't need you come to my house, but i would like to see your source. I've found nothing to the contrary of what i have stated or the link showed. IF you have this info it would be greatly appreciated. I wasn't trying to start a war, but if you say i'm wrong (website too), I'd like to see something to support this. :cheers
What Nolegs said is right about what unsprung is. Our disagreement is whether or not the unsprung weight is reduced w/USD forks. But think of the wheel, axle, brakes, lower forks tubes, tire etc. These are all "unsprung". Try grabbing your front brake lever and pushing down on the bars; everything that Didn't move down and up is unsprung. Anything that is not supported by the "springyness" of the forks is unsprung. Did that help explain it?loki1313 said:ok so lets work this out, what is unsprung weight?
im not completely sure